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Lost In The Cosmos The Last Self-Help Book

Percy, Walker

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ISBN 10: 0374191654 / ISBN 13: 9780374191658
Editorial: Farrar Straus and Company, New York, 1983
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Mylar protected dustjacket edge worn. Stated first printing. ; 8.5" tall; 262 pages. N° de ref. de la librería 36737

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Título: Lost In The Cosmos The Last Self-Help Book

Editorial: Farrar Straus and Company, New York

Año de publicación: 1983

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good-

Edición: First Printing

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Sinopsis:

Percy's second work of non-fiction is provocative, funny, infuriating and engaging, answering such questions as, why is it possible to learn more in ten minutes about the Crab Nebula, which is 6,000 light years away, than you presently know about yourself?

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The late Walker Percy's mordant contribution to the self-help book craze of the 1980s deals with the heavy abstraction of the Western mind and speculates about why writers may be the most abstracted and least grounded of all. (Before taking up novel writing, Percy was a medical doctor who became a patient in the very institution where he had worked.) The book disappeared for a time. Now it's back in print. Take the quizzes in it, then take a walk--you need to be back in the world before you write another word.

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